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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush Super PACs outline donors behind their hauls

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — In a stunning illustration of the shift in the financing of political campaigns, a Super PAC supporting Jeb Bush for president disclosed Friday it had raised $103 million from an array of rich donors and special interests.

      Sen. Marco Rubio's Super PAC reported $16 million in donations. The take was concentrated among a handful of donors who wrote huge checks. Miami auto magnate Norman Braman, a longtime benefactor, gave $5 million. Oracle founder Larry Ellison gave $3 million. Besilu Stables, a thoroughbred company in Miami, gave $2.5 million. Laura Perlmutter, wife of Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter, gave $2 million. Rubio also got money from a number of corporate interests, including $100,000 from Florida Crystals Corp. and $100,000 from a group related to the private prison company Geo Group, based in Boca Raton. [Associated Press]
    2. PolitiFact Florida: Rubio talks illegal immigrants, Bush touts Hispanic voting record


      Both of Florida's presidential contenders ended up on the Truth-O-Meter over the past week.

    3. Marco Rubio: People should be more 'fired up' about Planned Parenthood babies than Cecil the lion


      Marco Rubio told TMZ that people should be more "fired up" about the babies shown in Planned Parenthood videos as they are about the

      Donald Trump clear Republican leader in new national poll, ahead of Walker and Bush


      Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican pack for president, taking 20 percent of Republican voters, comfortably ahead of Scott Walker with 13 percent and Jeb Bush with 10 percent, according to a Quinnipiac national poll released this morning.

    4. Rubio and Bush: Clinton wrong on Cuba


      Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush react to Hillary Clinton's planned speech Friday calling for an end of the Cuban embargo.

    5. Sen. Marco Rubio makes The Hill's list of 50 Most Beautiful


      The Hill published its list of the 2015 50 Most Beautiful people in Washington on Wednesday and Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio made the list

      Sen. Marco Rubio is included on The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful list.
    6. Marco Rubio tries low-profile approach that's a frequent winner in South Carolina

      State Roundup

      GREENVILLE, S.C. — Sen. Marco Rubio has no obvious, singular base of support for his presidential campaign. He is not running to be the favorite of social conservatives, as Mike Huckabee or Ted Cruz are. He is not aiming to be the most determined national security hawk, as Lindsey Graham is. And he does not have …

      Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican presidential hopeful, greets the crowd during a campaign event at Brewery 85 in Greenville, S.C., on Monday.  [Travis Dove | New York Times]
    7. Scott Walker can't seem to decide on Florida primary


      Real Clear Politics is reporting that Scott Walker has told donors he will not compete in the Florida primary, going against what he told us earlier this year and a return to a posture he appeared to hold before that.

    8. Trump still crushing Bush, Rubio in New Hampshire


      Donald Trump has a major lead in New Hampshire, a new poll shows, beating second place finisher Jeb Bush 24 percent to 12 percent.